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ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1896.
Attorney at Law,
EoomS, Musters BuUdlns. - ROSEBURG, OR.
HT-Basincss bcloro the U. S. Land Office and
ralalug cases a specialty.
Late Receiver U. S. Land Office.
CSOKCE M. CHOWS.
JgKOWN & TTJSTOT,
Rooms 7 and S
Ta fc Wilson Block.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will rnctiee In all the eoorU at the State. 01.
too la the Co art HaaK, Doajlas courty. Or.
Attorney at Law,
Office ortr the Potto flee on JaeXMn street.
w. CABS WELL,
Attorney at Law,
LA Fjltctte Ljlse. Jcki L. L0CC1U.BT
T ANE & L0UGHABY,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Will prartice In all the coaru of Orrgoa. Of
fice la the Tilur-Wiln block.
T7 B. G OFF MAN,
sician and Surgeon
(C. S. FTsnlnlng Scrjcoa.)
OFFICE. Rooms 6 and 7 Marstcrs' BullJlcr.
Residence. First door Sonth of Sirs. Currier's
CW Special attention to Surserj and th
Diseases of Women.
J. OZIAS, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office la S. Marks & Cc's Block, upstairs.
Calls prompUj- anrircred da; or night.
j L. 1LILLEB, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathic
eChrcaIe discaaes a rocUlty.
ILL P. HEYD0N,
asa Tttstary Pabllc
Orrccx: In Court Uoase.
Orders for Sarreyins and Field. Notes should
be addressed to Will P. Uejdon. Countx Sur.'
Tejor, Eoecbnr-;, O r.
U.S. Deputy SXliicral Hnncyor
and Notary Pnrillc.
Orncx: Coustr Jail Bunding, cp sulrs.
9 Special attention paid to Transfers and
Address. ROSEBURG. OR.
JERRY J. WILSOfi,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
4zz Jackson Street,
At Luerssen's agar Factory. ROSEBURG.
TTfe. AM Kepalrine entrusted to
ray care vrlll be FROMPTLT ana
We are always in the Lead, and mean to
The Golden Harvest is upon us, and farm
ers are smiling because Woodward
loo is to their interest.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Reduced Prices.
Consult your purse and be sure and see
Woortwara bciore buying,
W. G. WOODWARD
To the Public.
On and after this date, I wish it under
stood that my terms for all undertaker')
goods are cash with the order. I find it
impossible to do business on a credi
basis, and belive that I can do better by
my patrons and myself by selling strictly
for cash. P. Benedick, Undertaker.
I&seEurg, Ore., April 12, 1895.
(Successor to J. JASKULEK. )
Practical : Watchmaker, :
DEALER IN .
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY. AND FANCY GOODS.
HoKtarlni am. Siaeolaal'ty.
(xoutiiuo Bzazilin.u Eyo
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
Cutlery, Notions, Tobacco, Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
Also Proprietor aud Mnuager of Kosolmrg's Famous Uargaln Store.
The Best Stove;is Always the CHEAPEST.
CHURCHILL, WOOLLEY & MCKENZIE'S
Roseburg Hardware Go.
Closing t Our
, SALE .
Having decided to retire
(commencing Monday, April 20th) I will offer
my entire stock of
Dry Goods and Clothing,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS,
FURNISHING GOODS, FANCY GOODS, ETC.,
Remember these are New and Fresh Goods, direct
from the markets of Chicago
who take advantage of this sale will save money.
fcSPAlso, Store Fixtures for Sale.
A Choice Collection, at Prices that Sell
LIME PLASTER AMD CEMEMT.
A FULL LINE OF
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
Jeweler : and : Optician.
GIusmom and rSpootnolos
from business in Roseburg,
and New York, and those
Washington, D. 0., Mayyl3, 1800.
In my last letter, I failed to mention
the fight made by Senator McBrido to
retain in tho river and harbor bill the
appropriation for Fort Orford. It was a
gallant fight but the fates and Capt.
Symong were against him. The Captain
was called before tho committee and
said the proposition was nothing under
tho sun but to expend $203,000 govern
ment money to build a wharf. He said
the wharf would have to be made of iron,
the most powerful, the strongest wharf
that could possibly bo made; that it
would have to bayo legs at-Jha bottom
of tho sea, and even then It is- doubtful
whether it would stay there. In face of
such damaging teetimony as this, Sena
tor McBrido was game and asked for a
vote. He stood alone. Tho entire com
mittee opposed him on tho proposition.
During the discussion of the bill in
the Senate, Senator Mitchell made a
final desperate attempt to hold on to the
Port Orford appropriation. He made a
glowing description of (he country
around it and its future commercial
possibilities, and said he would bo wil
ling to accept at this present time $150,
000 and trust to the future for any ad
ditional amount that would be required.
Mr. Frye sarcastically replied that the
business to be accommodated by this
great harbor was one daily stage, two
hotels, one store, one feed stable, one
apothecary shop, one blacksmith shop,
one boot shop, one school, one church,
one saloon and one small sawmill. He
continued, "Mr. President, I am not
amazed at anything Oregon asks. I
have got over that." And later he said
alter speaking of the various efforts of
the different board of engineers: "Fin
ally'an appropriation was made. That
does not astonish me, because my friend,
the Senator from Oregon, (Mr. Mitchell)
acting as he does for the State of Oregon,
with his influence in tho United States
Senate and with his influence of the
other Senator, 'Governor Grover; who
was here at that time, I am not surprised
at any kind of an appropriation."
Subsequently in the discussion Sena
tor Frye put this question to Mr. Mitch
ell: "Has the senator in his wide ex
perience ever known any state or terri
tory or section, except the state of Ore
gon and Port Orford to ask the United
States to build a wharf for them?"
Senator Mitchell replied that he did not
care what had been dratf jieretofore.
The question was whether the shipping
facilities could be improved by the ap
propriation of the money, and Mr. Frye
rejoined, "OI course it will help the saw
mill to bave a wharf."
While this discussion was proceeding
Mr. Vest, who is tho ranking democrat
on tie committee arose to his feet, and
Senator Mitchell i aised a general laugh
by turning to him as he concluded and
saying: "I hope the senator from
Missouri, who is a member of the com
mittee on commerce and who I Bee is on
his feet, will not feel it incumbent on
himself to make any observations sim
ply for tho purpose ot standing by the
committee. I know that way down,
deep in his heart he aggrees with me
that something eight to be done for
It must bave been way down in Sena
tor Vest's mind. He said he was now
and for all lime irrevocably opposed to
the government going in to the business
nesa of building wharves. He said that
if that if the amendment passed there
was not a harbor in the United States
which would not eay : Yon built a
wharf in Oregon ; build one here." And
that every senator on tho floor would
feel it incumbent on him to follow the
example of the senator from Oregon.
The senate agreed with the opposition
and tho amendment was rejected.
During this week, the river and harbor
bill carrying soino four millions of dol
lars for Oregon, the Indian War Veter
an's pension bill which will carry ac
cording to the American Tables of Mor
tality about fire millions of dollars, and
tho Portland public building bill in
creasing the appropriation to a million
The following letter addressed by
Senator Mitchell to Hon. Sol. Hirsch,
Mv Dear Sm I am just in receipt of
yours May 7, in which you state there
has been an impression created in vari
ous portions of the state that I voted
with the silver people for a silver amend
ment to tho tariff bill which came from
I desire to say, in reference to this al
leged rumor, that thero is not one parti
cle of foundation for it. I not only did
not voto with tho silyer people or any
other class of people to put a silver
amendment ou tho tariff bill which camo
from the houBe, but on the "contrary,
from tho very first, in caucus and out of
caucus, opposed any and all such propo
sitions, believing as I did then and do
now, that a tariff bill should stand on its
own bottom and that no attempt should
bo mado to place a inonoy amendment ot
any kind on a tariff bill, and that the
monoy question should stand on its own
bottom and bo dealt with by a separate
and independent bill for that purpose.
The facts aro these in regard to my po
sition and my action :
The bills passed tho house of repre
sentatives early in tho session. One was
called tho "bond bill," authorizing tho
issuance) of intercst-qearing bonds; tho
other was a tariff bill.
The bond bill cama to the senate first.
I was opposed to tho bill on the simple
ground that I am opposed to iesuing interest-bearing
bonds in time of peace in
order to meet the current expenses of
government, believing, as I do, that such
expenses should be met by a proper tar
iff bill. The bond bill was referred to
the committee on finance and reported
back with a free-silver rider as amend
ment, for which I voted in the senate as
an amendment to the bond bill, which
had nothing whatever to do with the
tariff. The bill as amended went to the
house where it is still pending.
Subsequently the house tariff bill came
to the senate and was referred to the
committee on finance. That committee on
February 4 reported it back to the sen
ate with an amendment, which was to
strike out all after the enacting clause
that is to strike out the tariff bill and
inseit in lieu thereof a free coinage
measure, and to change the title of the
bill so as to read: "An act for the free
coinage of silver and for other purposes."
On that same day Senator Quay of
Pennsylvania moved to recommit the
bill to the committee on finance, with in
structions to report the original bill (the
tariff bill) and the amendment as separ
ate propositions. This motion I seconded,
as will be seen by reference to page 1405
of tho Congressional Record of isauo Feb.
4, 1S96, w'aich reads as follows:
Mr. Qay. I move to recommit the bill
to the committee on finance, with in
structions to report the original bill and
the amended as separate propositions.
"Mr. Mitchell of Oregon. I second the
"Mr. Sherman and otheis. Question."
"The Vice President. The question is
on agreeing to the motion of the senator
The record furthermore discloses the
fact that Senator Hill of New York
raised the questian that the motion of
Senator Quay was not in one.
Tho Vice President sustained their
point of order.
Subsequently on tho same day see
page 1400 record, Feb ) Senator Quay
submittcd the following resolutions.
Resolved, that the bill (H. Ii. 2749)
reported by the committee on Finance
with an amendment, be recommitted to
that committee with instructions to re
port the original bill and the amend
ment as separate propositions."
"Senator Hill again objected to the
resolutions and under the rules it went
over. . .
Again, on Feb. 13, (page 1S41, Record
o! that date) Senator Morril of Vermont
moved that the senate proceed to the
consideration of the tariff bill, being
House bill 2749. On that motion
Republicans, of whom I was one, voted
"yes", there being 29 negative votes and
39 not voting. So the motion to proceed
to the consideration of the tariff bill was
lost, not however by my vote, but in
Bpito ot my vote to take it up. (See Re
cord, Feb. 12, p. 1941.
Again on Feb. 25, Senator Morrill of
Vermont, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance, moved that the senato pro
ceed to the consideration of the House
tariff bill. On that motion there were 22
yeas, all republicans, of whom I was one,
there were 33 negative votes and 34 not
So again the motion to take up the
tariff bill was lost, I voting however, in
favor of the motion to take up. (See
Record Feb. 25, p. 2404.)
Since then no effort has been made
by Mr. Morrill or anyone else to take up
tho tariff bill.
Prior to the tariff bill coming to tho
senate, I introduced and had referred to
tho Committco on Finance a proposed
amendment to any tariff bill that might
come from the house restoring the Mc-
Kinley duties substantially on wool.
This is the history and the whole his
tory of my connection with tariff legis
lation at the present session. From
this you will see that so far from having
in any manner attempted to cmbarass
the consideration of a tariff bill, I have
on every occasion presented, voted juts
to the contrary. Yours very sincerly.
T. O. Cator, a populiet orator, gave
Roseburg audience another installment
of abuse of republicans at the courthouse
last night. Tho parallel ho drew be
tween republicans and democrats made
tho domocrats appear as the better of the
two, in fact it was a democratic spoech
in disguise under the cloak of popu
lism. Ho spoke for an hour and a half,
pouring out bitter invectives against re
publicanism and its leaders. He attrih
uted all onr financial ills to clas3 legisla
tion in fayor of tho wealthy and against
tho poor. The remedy he had to give
was freo and unlimited coinage of silver,
He, like all of his coadjutors, stated that
the per capita circulation of money
just after the close of the rebellion was
$52, and that to restoro good times wo
must have at least a circulation of $50
per h ead aud that freo coinage of silver
would bo the means of accomplishing
this end. He roferred to the old law of
Moses, which was that at the end of
ovory fifty years a year of jubilee all
debts wero cancelled and the debtor
started out making new debts. That
idea was cheered. The pops want a year
ofjubileo now to cancel their debts.
Upon the whole ho roasted tho republi
cans brown, slightly basleu tho demo
crats and lauded tho populists to the
Grass h very fhort for this lime of the
Grain looks bad on account of the con
C. F. Watson went to Roseburg, Mon
day, having important business there.
Politicians are beginning to scratch
their heads and wink both eyes in this
precinct the last few days.
Delmer and Frank Livingston wore
home on a visit last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wimer and family of
Canyonville are visiting their daughter,
Mrs. George Shrum, and adopted daugh
ter, Miss Mary Halter, the efficient
school ma'am of Fall Creek.
Delbert Toladav was interviewing hia
many friends on Fall Creek one day last
A. M. Crawford, G. W. Riddle, D. R.
Shamhrook, and T. H. Shupe will speak
at Fall Creek soon. The people of Peel,
Glide, Tioga, and also those living in the
Cannon district are especially invited.
Democrats are throwing out that D.
R. Shambrook's education is not befit
ting the sheriff's office. Holy Moses!
It is a known fact here that Ben Agee,
bis opponent, in serving attachment pa
pers, failed to read bis own writing ; but
said: "Hit's all right, hit's all right;
you just keep this paper and it'll be all
right." But it wasn't all right, and his
deputy came back and served new pa
pers, traveling 20 miles and back.
Ed Dompier passed up the road on his
way home to plant garden. How is
that mule Ed? Those potatoes were
certainly minus a few sprouts.
R.L. Cannon was traveling up the
river the other day looking for a horse
that was trying to make its way back to
Mrs. C. F. Watson was a guest at Mrs.
L. Morgan's last Sunday.
Sam Britt and Ed Smith have gone to
Caps Ulihee on a bear hunting trip, and
will probably not be back to vote.
"Observer" in writing in the Review
of May Hth, seems to be as blue as a
turkey gobbler's snout because the re
publican candidates pass him by un
noticed. Give the poor old fellow a
hand-shako, boys, it will cheer him np
some and do yon no harm. Itiato bad
ho lost his pet, but the ring has no heart.
S, D. Chapman is shouting politics for
all there is in it.
The -Peel School has not yet begun
as thero is no house to teach in at pres
ent. Miss Ella Chapman is teaching a
successful term of school at Union Rock,
Mr. Baxter spoke at Mt. Scott and
also at Union Rock, on Wednesday, the
Ben Agee is buttonholing the voters of
this district this week.
Douglas Waite was in our vicinity last
FIRST ANNUAL COMMENCEHENT
Of the Southern Oregon State Nor
Friday, June 5, 2 p, m. Class Day
exercises on the campus and dedication
of class stone.
Saturday, June C Field Day exer
cises on grounds near Normal buildings.
Saturday, June 6, S p. m. Elocution
ary contests for medal by members of
Junior and Senior classes.
Sunday, June 7, 11 a. m. Baccalaur
eate sermon by Hon. G. M. Irwin, sup
ei in tendon t of public instruction, Salem,
Sunday, June 7, S p. m. Annual ad
dress by Pres. P. L. Campbell, State
Normal School, Monmouth, Oregon.
Monday, Juno S, S p. m. Exercises of
the Department of Music.
Tuesday. Juno 9, S p. m. Programme
by Bellview Lyceum.
Wednesday, June 10, S p. m. Lecture
before the Bellyiew and Excelsior liter
ary societies by Pres." C. H. Chapman,
University of Oregon, Eugene.
Thursday, June 11, 10 a. m. Exer
cises of Graduating class.
Arrangements have been made with
the S. P. R. R. Co. for one and one
third fare round trip. Anyone attend
ing commencement exercises will pay
full fare coming and one-third returning
bringing a certificate from the home
office- that full fare has been paid
These rates will be good from the 4th to
the 13th of Juno for all poiuts between
Salem and Ashland.
Another Lie Nailed.
Gardiner, Or., May 23, 1S96".
Editor Plaikdealkr, Dear Sir:
I notice in the Review of May 21st
inat, a statement by one Parker, in sub
stance as lollows; "that on January 16th
last I promised hint $25 to take a mess
age to Albert Pool and insinuating that
it was to warn him concerning the es
cape of Sam Brown, and the operation of
the officers." I wish to deny the charge
and say that is wholly and maliciously
false, that I never at any timo employed
Baid Parker for anything and I did not
know him or who ho was until long
after that time. I know nothing what
ever of the matter mentioned in the
statement, and can conceive of no reason
why such statements aro made, unless it
is dono for money paid to tho party mak
ing the samo. Yours Truly.
A. M. Crawford,
Pr. Price's Cream Baking Powdet
Forty Years the Standard.
Looking Glass, May 24, 189G.
Editor Plaikdealee: Please allow
me space through your valuable col
nmns to express my sympathy for the
Reyiew. I have been an advocate of
tha democratic party all my life, and
further I have under all circumstances
upheld the Review. When the demo
cratic ticket was nominated I looked for
the Review to support that ticket, and
not only to support it bnt support it in
the right way; but I am sorry to say
that I am actually ashamed of that pa
per, and I do belieye, to the beat of my
knowledge, that the last issue of that
paper made one hundred and fifty votes
for the republican candidate. It ex
posed its ignorance to the full extent.
I am reliably informed by different peo
ple throughout the county that the Re
view lost over twenty-five subscribers
on account of its last issue. We all know
his objects in misrepresenting facts just
before election, but he has lest his grip.
We wonder if the many friends of James
Batty of Oakland appreciated the out
rageous slander cast on him. Was that
not enough to disgust anyone, whether
he be a republican or a democrat? And
as to Mr. Shambrook hiding behind that
log, as was shown in that issue, it was a
perfect falsehood, as we all know that
Mr. Shambrook was in Douglas county
when Mr. Batty was accused of hidins;
behind a log in C003 county. Now, Mr.
Review, you have had your fun and the
republican ticket is now insured to be
elected. As I said before, I am a demo
crat and have been'interviewed by sev
eral candidates and I find plenty of good
men, and will on the first day of June
vote a straight republican ticket, and
there are many others who are leaning
on the Eame gate. We will be. in your
city in due' time to purchase powder to
celebrate the success of the republican
ticket and halloo hurrah! for Shupe and
The Plaindealer is averse to making
unfriendly personal mention of the
candidates for office on the opposition
tickets, but the course of the Review has
been so unfair in its scurrilous attacks
upon Messrs. Crawfoad. and Shambrook
that we have come to the-conclusion that
forbearance has ceasea to be a virture,
and that it sometimes becomes neces
sary to fight the deyil with fire. As to
Mr. Agee, he is a good man so far as
character is concerned, and wc have no
unkind word to szy of him. But it is
well known, and not denied by many
of his stannchest friends, that he
does not possess clerical ability to per
form the duties of the office and cannot
run the office of sheriff if elected, and
consequently he will have to rely wholly
upon his deputies to manage it for him,
which was the case while he held the
office for four years. Then why place a
man in office for the benefit of some
other persons? The Jeffersonian quali
fications are: Ability, honesty and
faithfnlmess. That he is honest, we
will not question, but his ability it is
well known is not np to the requirements
and therefore he ought not to be elected.
The execution of Holmes at Philadel
phia last week, cut off the career of the
greatest monster of modern times. By
his own confession, published in the
newspapers, he acknowledged some 27
cold-blooded murders in the short space
of five years. He died, to hear him tell
it, a devout Roman Catholic, but denied
having committed murder at all. His
tory records very few such beings as this
unnatural fiend, but there seems to be a
bad streak of his peculiarity occasionally
cropping up in the Caucasian race. It is
good that specimens such as he, are
rare and that those discovered are shut
off from the fair light of heaven as
quickly as possible. Exchange.
A person searching for relicts, amu
lets, charms, etc., to lay up for future
generations will find some very desira
ble political cartoons which the Re
view has on hand, prepared for use last
Monday and next Thursday but the
first installment issued last Thursday
proving a boomerang, the Review,
bosses have ordered them held back.
The first applicant at the .Review office
will doubtless securo those cartoon cuts
as momentos of democratic folly and Re
The circulation liar of the Review is so
completely thrown in the shade by the
political liar of that sheet that he has
retired in disgust from the contest, and
for the lust two or tares issues has re
frained from telling disgusted readers
how many new subscribers it has re
ceived the p-eseut month, and how its
circulation was booming. We also no
tice that it baa ceased publishing tha
uamea of alleged new subscribers.
Query: Has it any to publish? An
other query is, how many has it loit?
Ball at Looking Glass.
A social danco will be given at Look
ing Glass hall on the evening of June
1st. Democrats, republicans, populists,
A. P. A's and antis ere most cordially
invited, and a hearty good time is as
sured. Admissiou, 50 cents. Supper at
the Howard hotel. Good mnsic will be
in attendance. J. T. Goqdmax,
J. C. Summers,